10th Anniversary Vinyl Edition LP
In 2011, on what would have been Ronnie Lane’s 65th birthday (1st April) Des Horsfall released his homage to the first Slim Chance LP, ‘Anymore For Anymore’.
Entitled ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’, the CD package was endorsed by the Lane family and highly acclaimed in the music press; as well as by fans of the former member of the Small Faces and Faces.
The album included Des’ take on Ronnie’s version of ‘Careless Love’ as well as an acoustic treatment of ‘The Poacher’, plus 9 original songs performed in the style of Slim Chance.
‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’, also tells the story of how Horsfall discovered the music of Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance through the narration of John Unwin, using the unique language of his father (Stanley) which links together 5 of the songs. It is a throwback to the classic 1968 Small Faces album, ‘Ogdens Nut Gone Flake’.
The album features musical contributions from original Slim Chance members, Benny Gallagher, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. It was because of their contributions (and also Pete Townshend’s enthusiasm for Des’ album), that Charlie and Steve decided to reform Slim Chance in 2010. Together with former member, Steve Bingham, Slim Chance continue to record and tour as a tribute to Ronnie Lane. Horsfall has appeared with the band on several occasions and sings on the track ‘Done This One Before’ on their ‘On The Move’ album.
One of Horsfall’s primary reasons for the original CD release of the ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ was to encourage a new audience of music listeners to seek out the three original Slim Chance LPs. At the time, these had been out of print for many years and could only be sought at expensive prices through online reseller and auction websites.
Because of the subsequent revival of interest in the music of Ronnie Lane, the second self-titled Slim Chance album and the third album, ‘One For The Road’ were reissued on vinyl in 2015.
In 2019, Universal Music (under the supervision of Charlie Hart) remastered Lane’s entire catalogue of Slim Chance material and released the 6CD box set, ‘Just For A Moment’.
On 16th July 2021, the original Slim Chance LP, ‘Anymore For Anymore’, was finally reissued on vinyl for the first time in over thirty years. As this coincided with the 10th anniversary of the original CD release of ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’, Outback Music decided to produce a very limited numbered vinyl edition as a celebration of Ronnie Lane’s unique brand of rustic rock and roll. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, this celebration has had to be delayed.
Now all those wanting a vinyl copy of ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’, will be able to order it online for £20.00 (plus £5.00 for postage and packing) from www.kuschtyrye.net
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‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’
Limited Numbered Vinyl Edition LP (VAR LP 001) will now be released on Friday 1st April 2022 (Ronnie Lane’s 76th birthday).
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“This is a killer record… KILLER!”
Nothing has touched my heart like this album.”
Brian Robbins, Relix Magazine USA
“In an ideal world ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ would do really well and find itself heavily rotated on national radio.”
“What a great tribute to one of music’s best loved stars. Well done Des.”
MaverickMagazine – 5 stars
“There aren’t enough albums like this.”
“Put the kettle on and enjoy.”
“Skilfully executed, melodious and wise.”
Whisperin’ and Hollerin’
“This will take its rightful place on the LP shelf next to Ogdens Nut Gone Flake.”
“Minor pop classics infused with the bonhomie and revelry of the Travelling Show.”
Folk & Roots
“It’s all very endearing with a good time feel of which Ronnie Lane would be proud.”
“Album of the week.”
Celtic Music Magazine
Now all those wanting a 12" vinyl edition of ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ will be able to order it here.
If you would like the CD edition of the Good Gentleman’s Tonic you can order it on Amazon here